The Research Institute for Innovation and Sustainability (RIIS) Set to Address Challenges in the Health, Education, Agriculture and Tourism Sectors Through Open Innovation in the SADC Region

The Research Institute for Innovation and Sustainability (RIIS) Set to Address Challenges in the Health, Education, Agriculture and Tourism Sectors Through Open Innovation in the SADC Region: The open innovation projects fall under the Southern Africa Innovation Support (SAIS) Programme funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs (Finland); RIIS partners with the Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation (BITRI), and Brynston Creations to complete the planned projects; The first two projects tailored for the Agriculture and … [Read more...]

Professor Ursula Scharler Appointed Chairperson of NMO of the International Institute of Applied Systems

Professor Ursula Scharler Appointed Chairperson of NMO of the International Institute of Applied Systems: Professor Ursula Scharler. Professor Ursula Scharler of the School of Life Sciences has been appointed Chairperson of South Africa’s new National Member Organisation (NMO) of the Austria-based International Institute of Applied Systems (IIASA). She will hold the position for three years.  The NMO committee comprises representatives of the National Research Foundation (NRF) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST), senior … [Read more...]